GYO pilot project encourages high school students to consider teaching careers

August 12, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is a partner in a state pilot project encouraging high school students to earn a year or more of college credit toward a bachelor’s degree in education while still in high school, providing them with a pathway to finish college with an education degree in just three years. Eastern is working with school systems in Grant, Hampshire, and Hardy counties as part of the Grow Your Own (GYO) project. GYO was unveiled by the state Department…

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Anthony Prato is new math faculty member at Eastern

August 10, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Anthony “Tony” Prato, Ph.D., has joined Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as its full-time math faculty member. Prato said he understands the stress many feel about learning math. He’s had an opportunity to work with students at high school and college levels, so he has engaged with a wide variety of students over the years, often presenting math in ways that are more practical and more fun. Math is “… more creative than people realize,” Prato said. One of his favorite…

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Nathan Van Vranken joins Eastern as BET program coordinator

August 9, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Nathan Van Vranken has joined Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College as full-time science faculty member and Biological and Environmental Technology (BET) program coordinator. The flora and fauna of the Potomac Highlands and surrounding regions, the geography of the Appalachians and Atlantic Coastal Plain, its unique and ancient geological history and how all these elements intertwine and interrelate is endlessly fascinating to Van Vranken, who investigates these complex relationships. By studying a region and its biogeographic record, Van Vranken is working to…

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Eastern’s fall semester begins Aug. 22

August 1, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – The start of the fall 2022 semester at Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is approaching, with academic courses and several of the college’s short-term workforce training programs set to launch the week of Aug. 22. The last day to register for most of Eastern’s classes is Aug. 19. Eastern is an open-enrollment institution, with a free application process for academic or workforce students. Financial aid options are available to many students, whether part-time or full-time. Many programs at Eastern as…

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Eastern donates training equipment to Grant Memorial Hospital

July 25, 2022

MOOREFIELD, W.Va. – Eastern West Virginia Community and Technical College is updating its nursing skills lab this summer and needed to free up some space in the lab, so the nursing program has donated three of its training mannequins and a hospital bed to Grant Memorial Hospital (GMH), located in Petersburg, where Jaime Bland, GMH human resources generalist, said the equipment will be used for hospital staff training. Eastern has maintained a long-time partnership with GMH, where nursing students gain valuable clinical experiences at the…

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